Yoga For Equestrians | Yoga With Adriene

Yoga For Equestrians  |  Yoga With Adriene

– Gallop a pace you
fiery footed steeds. Welcome to Yoga With Adriene. I’m Adriene and this is Benji
and we have a huge request. Yoga for Equestrians,
for riders. We’re really stoked to provide
this video today after so many requests but it’s not just gonna
be great for equestrians or horse riders, it’s gonna
be great for everyone. Whether you’re fallen off the
wagon and maybe you want to get back on the yoga horse or you’re
just a human in modern day world who could benefit
from some core connection, some love for your lower
back, your legs and the psoas. So hop into something
comfy and let’s get started. (gentle music) Okay my friends,
let’s begin on the ground today. Take your time
getting down to the ground. And when you get there just take
a deep breath in and acknowledge that, ah, you’ve
selected this video, you’ve done right by yourself and the main goal for this practice is to find
your way to feeling good, whatever that is today. So just an
acknowledgement of like, “Okay, I’m doing this,” as
you come down to the ground. And you’re gonna
bring your feet to the earth and hug your elbows in. Hands are gonna come up here and
we’re gonna ground through the feet and nice and
easy you’re gonna inhale. Just slowly ground through the
feet and peel the hips up high. Torso slides between
the hands here just a bit. And then on an exhale
you’re gonna bring it down. And again, inhale,
lifting the hips up, grounding through the feet. Massaging through
the upper back body and exhaling. Slowly lowering the hips down. And then inhaling, lifting, tailbone lifting hips and exhaling all the way down. Now this next one we’re
gonna massage through the spine. So you’re going to inhale,
lift the hip points. Reach the fingertips
all the way up and back. Big stretch, shins
forward and then exhale. You’re gonna massage, massage,
massage the spine as you slowly lower down, reaching
fingertips towards the sky. Cool, let’s do
that one more time so you can really feel it out. Inhale, ground through the feet. Reach it up, lift it up. Big breaths here. And then on an exhale
slowly making your way down. You should be able to feel your
spine pressing into the earth. Should feel good and you can
reach the fingertips up a little higher to exaggerate
this connection to the earth. Should feel good. And lower down.
Okay, let’s do one more. What the hey?
Reaching it up. (chuckles) Taking a deep breath in. And this is not about
a static motion, right? This is kind of an
ongoing full body thing. So really feel it out. See if you can really feel that compression
of the spine as you slowly lower down,
fingertips reaching for the sky. Awesome.
And then slowly release. Cool, from here we’re gonna
scoop the tailbone up so the lower back is nice
and flush with the mat. Then we’ll
interlace the fingertips, bring them behind the head and
start to immediately open up through the shoulder girdle
(clicks tongue) and through the chest. Now you gotta bring the breath.
Breath control is key. So big inhales
and long exhales here. Breathing into your lungs. Feeling the chest expand here. And then you can, of course,
I invite this a lot so a lot of you already know but in case
you’re new to the community, you can extend your thumbs here
and also use this moment to just give yourself a little massage. Press the thumbs firmly
into the base of the neck. Top of the neck,
the base of the head, atlas. Keep breathing,
stretching through the pecs. And then reconnect
lower back to the earth. It might have come
up just a bit so again just like my friends who are riders
we’re having to multitask. We’re having to be mindful and
aware and activate more than one thing at once so this
practice invites you to do that as most of our yoga does. So as you continue
to pin the elbows down, breathe into all
four sides of the chest. Big, big, big
breaths in and out. Reconnect lower back to the mat. Okay and then once you
have all of this set up, you’re gonna try to
maintain it and slowly, one leg at a time,
lift the knees up high. Shins parallel to the ceiling. Welcome Benji everybody! Welcome. And then check in
with your low back again. So be really mindful. And then just test it out. The knees might come really
forward here so you’re going to test it out by
drawing knees out just a bit. And you’ll know when you
kind of feel your core unwind, so just find a nice
spot here to work today. And then in time you’ll be
able to get your knees right underneath, excuse me, right
over your hip points and still keep the low back down. So just notice
where you are today. We’re gonna light up the core. Inhale in, exhale, maintain all
of this beautiful action you’ve created and lift the chin up. Not in like a crunch
but up towards the ceiling. Great, take a deep breath
here again wherever you are in your breath cycle. And a long breath out. And as you breathe out,
re-establish navel to spine, lower back to earth. One more time, big inhale. We’re holding here, elbows wide. And exhale, re-establish. Low ribs hug in, we
scoop the tailbone up. And one more time,
you’re doing great. Strong static hold here. Neck is nice and long.
nhale in. And exhale out. Great, just lower the
head and the neck but keep the knees lifted,
core still turned on, baby. Whoa. (chuckles) Okay, so option to keep the head
down if the low back is fussy that might be a good
option for you or lifted. We’re gonna slowly just tap the
right toes down on the earth and then bring it up. Left toes down on the
earth and bring it back up. Keep it going. Nice, fancy trot here. You can point the toes.
(chuckles) Breathing deep. We’re lighting up now the full
length of the abdominal wall. The neck is nice and long. My elbows are starting to
come in so check your elbows, nice and wide.
Breathing deep. You’re doing awesome. Let’s do two more
on each side, you got it. Face is calm. Breath is nice and full. Awesome and then
after your cycle of two, you’re gonna slowly
lower the feet down. You’re gonna release the
hands, bring them to the belly. Clockwise circle
here just to check in. Ah, yes. Beautiful, then from
here we’re gonna lift just the right leg up. Cross the right ankle
over the top of the left thigh. Take your right fingertips,
thread the needle here. We’re gonna lift off with the
left leg and we’re gonna check in, ah, with a reclined,
ooh yeah, One-Legged Pigeon.
(laughs) So be mindful here,
keep up with the breath. You have to be responsible for your body and
the best way to be responsible for your body,
I believe with at home yoga, is by prioritizing the breath. So take a moment here to
activate through your feet and bring the lower
back back to the earth. My feet are cold. And then option here
to stay here or inhale in. Exhale, peel the nose
up towards your right shin. We’re here for
a static hold, breathing. Creating flexibility
in the spine. Opening up through
the hip, low back. Nice and then slowly release. Check it out,
right foot’s gonna continue to cross over the left leg. Beautiful and then nice and easy
you’re gonna take your knees over towards the
left side of your mat. Hands are gonna rest on
your right side body, right rib. Take a deep breath in here. If you want to do
another variation with arms, of course you’re welcome to. Breathing deep. Awesome and then from your
core activate abdominal wall. That’s what brings you
all the way back to center and we’re gonna switch. So left leg kicks up. Just let the blood flow opposite
direction and then we’ll cross the left ankle over the right
and lift up off the right leg. Thread the needle, activate
through the feet and breathe. Low back’s connected. Core is turned on even here.
(clicks tongue) Breathing, breathing, breathin gand then stay here if you’re at a nice place, if you’ve
met your appropriate edge, stay here. Otherwise, inhale in, exhale,
navel draws down to the spine and we peel the nose
towards the left shin. Stay soft in the neck here. Soft in the face. Shoulders grounding down. Holding, breathing. And then inhale in, scoop the
tailbone up and then exhale to slowly release down. Right foot comes to the earth. We continue to cross over with
the left leg and Supine Twist. So legs, knees
over to the right here. Hands come to rest
gently on the left rib and we breathe again. Great, then inhale in. Use your exhale to
connect to your center, always moving from center. Come back through and
we’re gonna come on to to our left side. We’re gonna press all the way up and continue all the way
through on to all fours. Spread the fingertips wide. Come to Tabletop Position. Inhale to drop the belly,
open the chest. Exhale to round through,
chin to chest. Continuing inhale,
drop the belly. Exhale, rounding through. Inhale to Tabletop Position. Exhale, re-establish,
press in the yoga mat. Draw your navel up. Strong and connected
through your center. Cool, then from here you’re
gonna slowly kick the right foot up and then we’re gonna
continue all the way up and around
creating a big circle. So you’re drawing a big
circle with the knee here. One way. And then once
you’ve establish one way, take it in the
reverse direction. Hey buddy. Benji, come here.
(mimics kisses) And then bring it all the
way down and we’ll switch. Slowly kicking left foot up. Connecting to the core
and then drawing a big circle. There may be a tendency here for the neck to kind
of drop off, guys. Lengthen through your crown. Create a full body experience. Find that posture, that
connection from crown to tail. For any equestrians out there
you know this is important and in yoga we call it Dunda or Shashuna, this midline. After you’ve established
going in one circle direction, go in the other direction. Reconnect with your breath. Yes, and then slowly lower down. Take the knees super wide. Toes in towards the middle. Send the hips back,
reach it forward, forward Extended Child’s Pose. Melt your heart down and
then bring the palms together and up and overhead. Walk the elbows,
yep, all the way out and come into a variation on Extended Child’s Pose. Find your breath here. You can rotate the
wrists here if it feels good. And then taking
a deep breath in. Once again, using your exhale to
connect to your center and come all the way up and through. Walk the knees
underneath the chest. Oh, no, underneath the hips.
(laughs) And when you’re ready,
curl the toes under and peel the hips up high
for Downward Dog. So in your Downward Dog,
especially for this first one, especially for this first one… Sorry guys, I’m a pro but I did
take an allergy medicine today. So (laughs) you can kinda tell. (laughs) See? In your Downward Dog, you’re in
Downward Dog right now going, “Adriene, what the
hell are you saying?” In your Downward Dog, my loves, bend your knees,
basically. (laughs) So I know we always
say that but really today, especially on this first one,
bend your knees so we can start to really feel
this through the hips, through the low back. And then reconnect
with your center. Via the breath. And then when
you’re ready, inhale, lift the right leg up high. And exhale, bring
it all the way through. Let your right knee
hover for just a second. Lighting a little
fire in your core. Sweet and then step the
right foot all the way up. If you need to use your leg,
excuse me, your arm to move
the leg, ooh, do it. Then we’ll get front knee over
front ankle and we’ll walk the left knee back just a bit. So we’re a little bit
exaggerating this today in particular for
this practice so that we can tap
into that beautiful psoas muscle. So again, just in case
you missed that action, we’re walking the knee back. We’re actively
walking the left knee back. And then your
body’s talking so listen. Breathe deep. If you’ve maybe cultivated a
little tension in the shoulders, can you relax
the shoulders down? If you notice that you’re
gripping through your right toes can you spread awareness
through your right foot? Take one more breath here. And then on an exhale you’re
gonna press into the top of your right foot and
imagine this being the root of the posture. So almost like, even though
you’re foot’s in the opposite direction in a stirrup, there’s this connection
down as you lift up. So instead of just lifting up
from your core or your hips, you’re pressing into
the left foot firmly. And that’s what lifts you up. Great, and then hands can
come to the waistline here. Or if it’s feeling
okay in your practice today, maybe take the
fingertips forward, up and back. Allowing the hips, letting
the hips lean in to the posture while still keeping that connection to
your center, your core. Take one more breath here. Gently pull the
right hip crease back. And then slowly,
slow release here. So slow release as you melt your
heart towards your right knee and fingertips to the earth. Awesome. From here you’re gonna take your
right hand around to meet your left and you’re gonna open
up through your right leg for a Lizard variation. Breathe deep,
these are big stretches. They require your full
attention and your full, full conscious breath. Breathe. If you have an active practice
already and you think it would feel good you can
curl the toes under, lift that left knee and
reach the left heel back. Otherwise, stay nice and low. You’re doing great,
you’re doing great. Okay, one little opening here. One little vinyasa. Press into the left hand. Inhale, reach the
right fingertips up high. Just reach for the sky. You should feel big, big,
big psoas stretch here. Keep the feet grounded and on
an exhale thread the needle. Right fingertips
are gonna go through, under the
bridge of the left arm. They’re gonna reach
towards your left toes. Keep reaching, keep reaching. We’re not collapsing
into the posture here, guys. You’re pressing
away from your yoga mat. Find the dynamics. Use your breath. Yes! And then release,
come back to Lizard, inhale, look forward. Exhale, walk it all the way
through back to your lunge. Nice and slow. Cool. Inhale again,
look forward. Exhale, check it out from here,
you’re gonna slowly shift back just to Tabletop Position. Tabletop, tabletop. Reset on the Tabletop. Feel it out. And then curl the toes under,
send the hips up high, Downward Facing Dog. Same thing. Pedal it out here,
bend the knees. Try to create a
full body experience. Awareness from
the soles of your feet all the way through
the fingerprints. And then when you’re ready,
here we go, inhale, lift the
left leg up high. Exhale, shift forward. Knee hovers for just a moment. Lighting a little candle
in the core. (chuckles) Candle in the core. Ooh, and then step the
left foot all the way up. Take your time,
no rush, no rush. And then lower
your right knee down. And then same thing, check to
make sure front knee is over front ankle and then walk,
actively walk, that right knee back.
Ooh, yeah. And breathe. Remember the invitation
to find your way to good. It’s not just gonna, boom,
click in to place like, “Ah, feel the burn.
Pain is gain.” No, that’s really not the
approach here so you gotta kind of enjoy the process, feel it out, gently walk that knee back. Basically get into it, enjoy.
Have fun. And then we’ll establish that
connection of the right foot on the ground, keep breathing. It’s definitely
going to change things up. Find that connection
to your midline. One nice active way to think
of that in terms of the core is squeezing the
inner thighs together. And then from there, you
might slowly begin to lift up. Again, firmly pressing into
that right foot all the way. Hands come to the waistline. They can stay here. Breathing, breathing, breathing. Squeezing. Or we’ll send the fingertips
forward, up and back. Keep breathing. And this is a slow
dissolve so inhale in. Slow on purpose. Belly comes to the tops
of your left thigh first. Heart towards your left knee. We’ll melt it
down nice and easy. Ah, when you land take your left
hand over to meet the right. Walk your left foot out.
A little Lizard variation. Yes. Breathe here,
breathe, breathe, breathe. And then, of course, there’s the
option to curl the toes under, lift that back knee, reach that
right heel back, back, back. Just an option. Then nice, big open twist here.
Ready, right hand down. Inhale, left fingertips
open up to the sky. Breathe deep. Focus is on the right psoas, the front of
the right hip crease. So you don’t have
to reach super far. And then here we go,
threading the needle. Left fingertips dive down and
in under the bridge of the right arm and they reach
towards your right toes. Breathe. You should feel nice
big stretch in the upper back. Remember to keep left foot
firmly planted on the earth. Squeeze into the midline. You’re doing great.
Breathe deep. Like I said, the muscles
we’re targeting today, river runs deep so you
gotta bring the breath. But you’re gonna feel great. And doing this
regularly will change the game. Awesome, slowly unravel. Hands come back
to the earth, Lizard Pose. Inhale to look forward.
Stick with me. Exhale, (sighs) then
walk the left foot in. Frame the left
foot with your hands. Pause here.
Inhale, look forward. Woo, we’re meeting our edge
with the right hip crease, right psoas and
then nice and easy, you got to light up
a little fire in your core here for this transition. Come back through
to all fours. Guess what? Bring the knees
together this time. Paint the yoga mat and send
your forehead down, Balasana. Child’s Pose. Just a cycle of
breath here so make it good. Fabulous, from here press
into the tops of the feet, tuck the chin and slowly
roll up through the spine. If this is not okay in your
knees, guess what? Side saddle.
(clicks tongue) ‘Kay? And if side saddle’s not
good on your knees you can just come to a comfortable seat. Okay, here we are. Inhale in. Exhale to draw the
shoulder blades together and down the back body. Sweet. Then check it out. From here you’re gonna inhale, send your
fingertips left to right. Kind of like a Texas T. That’s on our breath in. On an exhale, you’re
gonna gather the energy in. Bring your palms
together at the heart, Namaste. Sweet, then here we go,
tucking the chin, reach behind the neck. Inhale, reach the
fingertips up towards the sky and then on an exhale,
float the fingertips down. Oh yeah. Twice more. Inhale. Reaching the fingertips
out halfway, left to right. Exhale, hands pressed
together at the heart. With the breath, chin to chest. Reach behind, inhale.
All the way up. And exhale, all the way down
to the earth nice and slow. Last time, here we go.
Inhale, halfway lift. Arms left to right. Exhale, palms come together and
if this is a little funky for your brain, it’s on
purpose so you’re doing good. Chin to chest,
reach behind the neck, inhale. Rise up, lengthen
through the crown. And exhale to float
it down all the way. Beautiful. Alright, take a
deep breath in here. And you knew it
was coming, exhale, horse-y lips out
through the mouth. (mimics horse) Again, inhale in. Don’t be shy, here we go.
Let something go. (mimics horse) And inhale in again. (mimics horse) Awesome, if you’re
practicing with a pet, yep, here he goes. You can’t see him but he’s on
the other side of the camera. Let’s do one more, inhale in. Exhale, horse-y lips.
(mimics horse) If you’re practicing
with a pet or a child, they’re gonna love horse-y lips. They also love
Kapalabhati breath. They always come. The joys of at home yoga.
Am I right? Okay. From here,
let’s get off the feet. We’re gonna come off the feet and we’re gonna come
right back to our backs. Right where we started. (chuckles) Okay. From the back, you’re gonna take
your feet up towards the sky and if you’re at a wall you can
actually bring your legs up to a wall and take a moment here to just let your legs
rest on the wall. Hands come to the belly. You’re doing great. Just letting the blood
flow opposite direction. Letting the hip
sockets drop down and in. Connecting to the core. Low back flush with the mat. Keep breathing,
you’re doing awesome. Alright, close your eyes,
take three more breaths here. And you can bend your knees as
much as you need here even if your legs are shaking,
breathe deep, it’s all good. Awesome, now if you’re in a more restorative
mood here, feel it out. You’re gonna stay put. Either with your legs against
your imaginary wall or your legs actually
at the wall. And if you want to move to
the wall right now, you can. Otherwise we’re gonna
do one more round of core. So you’re going to inhale, reach your fingertips towards
the sides of your feet. And then exhale,
you’re gonna lift the chest up
towards the feet. Inhale to lower. Exhale to lift. Inhale to lower. Exhale to lift. And you’re
reaching to touch your toes. You’re moving with your breath. You’re not
crunching through the neck. And each time you lift up you’re
drawing the low belly and the upper abdominals
in towards the middle. Keep it going. Find your breath.
Inhale to lower, exhale to lift. Now on your next couple breaths,
take it over towards the outer edge of your left foot. Good, now to even it
out, yep, you guessed it, take it over to outer
edge of your right foot. Hi Benji and then now take the
arms up and behind you and then all the way up on a
breath out to touch the toes. Inhale, up and behind you. Exhale, touch the toes. Keep it going. Three more. One more. Awesome, from here,
if you’re at the wall, bring your feet together
and slide them down the wall. If you’re not at the wall, bring your feet together
and down to the earth. Open the legs wide,
Supta Baddha Konasana. Hands can come to the belly. Give them a little, get the
belly muscles a little love. Give the belly
muscles a little love. Welcome, Benji. You love horses. We love horses. We love horses ’cause
we’re from Texas. Just kidding. All stereotypes aside,
once you’re a horse person, I feel like you’re
always a horse person. Keep breathing here. I remember when I was
in fifth grade I think. Fifth grade honors,
just kidding. (chuckles) I’m totally kidding but I was in fifth grade
once and we were, just allow gravity
to do the work here, guys. Breathe deep. We were writing books and
then we were like making books. Like so you had
to make the cover, bind it. Course you had to
do the hard work first. Kinda like my real
life now writing my book. It’s like, “Can I just
(snaps) make the book?” It’s like, “No, you
gotta put some time in.” So I did mine
all on horses, naturally. Extensive horse book. I should actually
just publish this book now. But I was able to
find this horse wallpaper and I bound my book
in this horse-y wallpaper. And that was a
comprehensive book on horses. Somewhere, I gotta
has my mom where it is. Everyone out there is like,
“Shut up, Adriene,” but especially
(laughs) the equestrians. They’re like, “Shut up. “You don’t know
anything about horses.” (laughs) Okay, I’ll take a quiet moment
and I’ll allow you to do the same by closing your eyes and taking a couple more quiet breaths here in
Supta Baddha Konasan. This is our final shape. And then when you’re ready begin to gently deepen
the breath one last time. You can slowly use your hands to
bring the knees back to center. And then, here we go,
you’re gonna hug your knees up towards your chest. Give yourself one final big hug. Lots of love for the low back. If you don’t have time to do
this whole video all the time, just make sure
you get on the ground. Get that low back nice
and flush with the mat. Give yourself a big hug and
you can always take it away from there but if you
can only do one thing, you can get on your back,
you can do the first part of this video and then
call it a night. Okay? When you’re ready,
roll onto one side. Press back up. Or press up, rather. Come into a little
meditation pose of your choice. A little seated posture where
you can sit up nice and tall. And then align head over heart,
heart over pelvis. Find a beautiful connection
from the crown to the tail. Lift the corners of
the mouth just a wee bit. And bring the palms
together at your heart. Gently bow your
head to your heart. First, thank yourself
for taking this time to check in with your body,
your breath, to practice. Love you so much. Take another deep breath in. And we’ll bow all the way to the
earth feeling one last stretch in our beautiful back body. We’ll quietly whisper, Namaste. (gentle music)

100 thoughts on “Yoga For Equestrians | Yoga With Adriene

  1. That was (as always) a great practice, and I think both myself and Mimosa (who you can actually see on my profile pic^^) will benefit from it ! Riding needs so much , strenght and flexibility, but undoubtedly as much as listening and caring, and actually real love, that I kind of think riding and yoga practice are most alike โ€ฆ so thank you so much for this, and for all that you do, hope we'll se you sometimes riding ๐Ÿ™‚ (and you're absolutely true : once a horse lover, always a horse love !)
    Thank you so much for this, keep on the good vibes, and I send you all my whishes and good luck for your book !

  2. I feel so much stronger now. I promised myself I'll do yoga today and I have (11:19PM) thank you! It's going to be one of my favorites for sure! โœŒ๏ธ

  3. Hi Adriene, I really rely on your videos for many problems. Thanks for such great uploads, but please can you post a video n EATING DISORDERS, I really don't feel like eating much!. Thanks.

  4. Felt very frustrated while doing this… kept losing my balance, my hands kept slipping on my yoga mat and because I did a 10 minute cardio workout previously I was feeling tired already… im so out of shape ๐Ÿ™ but oh well I'll keep pushing! Just a bad day… Thank you Adriene!

  5. I love you adriene, thank you for all the time you dedicate to guiding us through this practice. Truly inspiring change within. I would love yoga for present wrapping, my back, hands, feet and my butt, really need some extra love ๐Ÿ’˜. Just an idea. Thank you again

  6. Very glad I did this video even though the title doesnโ€™t resonate with me! ๐Ÿ’œ

    Adrienne – I can promise you no one watching is thinking how theyโ€™d like you to stop talking during legs up the wall.

    I love the banter, it feels like talking to a friend! I swear, I responded โ€œmine tooโ€ when you said your feet were cold! ๐Ÿ˜œ

    So thrilled to hear youโ€™re writing a book! As always thank you for everything ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

  7. This video is underrated, and thx adriene for such a nice break. I really relaxed ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

    i love how cool Benji looks. That black spot on his eye makes it look like he has an eyepatch ๐Ÿถ

  8. Yoga with Benadryl ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜
    This horse loving lady and my cat loved this routine, really helped open up my lower back. Thank you! ๐Ÿ’

  9. This was my first time actually getting to take a moment and really just relax my body and I can honestly say it felt soo good, I miss yoga so much I only stop because Iโ€™m so busy but being able to wake up and say I need to stretch and just do it feels so freaking good. And Iโ€™m not going to lie I think I will do this every morning so thank you for this video๐Ÿ˜Š

  10. So excited to see this up on your channel!! I've been following for a couple of years, and have just got back into riding. It's quite the adjustment and I was thinking of sending a request in for an equestrian video and here we are!! Yay!!

  11. Hey Adrienne ๐Ÿ™‚ I was wondering if you had any Kid friendly yoga videos? My Niece likes to imitate and likes to join me sometimes during my practices when I follow your videos. However, it's hard for her to stay concentrated for too long and loses interest, her being 8 years old and all. I know that in some of your videos you have mentioned that you have worked with kids before. I'm wondering what do you do to keep them engaged? It'd be great if you could do a child friendly yoga video to introduce our little ones to the wonders of yoga. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’ž

  12. Yaaaaaasssssss, long time rider, medium long time yogi, this was excellent! I dislocated my SI joint in a riding fall 10 years ago and this practice made me feel soooooo good. Thanks for this! I'm going to share it with all my barn buddies

  13. So happy to see this! Been thinking about writing to you for months about doing yoga for horse riders! Thank you so much for yet another brilliant practice. I will be repeating this one for sure. X

  14. Thank you Adriene, Just spent some time with you on my yoga mat. I would love for you to speak about neck pain while doing the stomach series. I know I strain my neck…but can't figure how to relax it. Have a beautiful day.

  15. Loved this, I am a rider, riding properly can be very hard on your body, it's important for riders to stay strong and supple for themselves and for their horses or ponies. Horses are The best thing about my life x

  16. We're not saying 'shut up Adriene', your horsey story is exactly why we love you ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you so much for this beautiful practice.

  17. I really loved this practice this morning. I was just thinking my body needed a good stretch, especially my back and legs. A great way to start the day. Benji looked like he loved it too! Love the way you teach, you are just so real and down to earth. Thank you. Namaste xo

  18. Very good for lower back and strengthening. A practice which is a full-body and I feel calmer. I liked modified poses. Thanks.

  19. I randomly got the urge to do some yoga and finding this video was a sign as I am an equestrian and was not expecting to find a video specifically for equestrians. So Iโ€™ll definitely be doing more of your vids. Thanks, youโ€™re amazing.

  20. Thank you Adriene… I have been off the yoga wagon for 6 weeks……not good, I know. This was a perfect flow to get me back on the wagon. I truly missed my yoga practice…just didn't realize how much until today. Namaste……

  21. Lovely for hips. Great for my sore shoulder. (Threading the needle in Lizard ๐ŸฆŽ๐Ÿ‘). Even a great ab work out. Thank you!

  22. I am not a rider but love this. I have a chronic low back/right leg problem and this really helps! I love the core work too!

  23. I'm from an equestrian family and have ridden horses all my life and I can vouch for this being an incredibly helpful video. It really does target those areas that are pretty unique to the equestrian sport when it comes to strength and flexibility. Thanks so much!

  24. I usually always love your videos Adriene! Yet today, I found this one very difficult to follow for someone getting back onto the yoga horse. Maybe Iโ€™m just not used to it yet. Namaste, mahalo and blessings to all. ๐ŸŒˆ

  25. As a horse rider whoโ€™s recently had hip surgery, Iโ€™m struggling a lot with tight hip muscles and a weak core at the moment. This video is AMAZING for stretching out and loosening my tight hip flexors, piriformis and hamstrings, and have even noticed a difference in the saddle already! I recommend to all horse riders, especially those with hip problems. Thanks, Adriene ๐Ÿ˜€

  26. Thank you for this! I felt it really opened up my hips which I needed for riding and was a great way to shine some positivity on a bad day! ๐Ÿงก Namaste ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

  27. Just started following your channel the last couple of days and been following along with you videos. I've been riding for 14 years and so happy to see something for us equestrians! Definitely going to follow along to this one right now. โ˜บ๏ธ

  28. As per usual, a great practice!! Thank you, Adriene! Did I hear you say you're writing a book?? When can we expect that?! ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. I loved this final moment on the ground. With Benji being so sweet and you chatting up, it really felt like I was actually there with you. Thank you for this practice, Adriene ~

  30. Yay ! I requested this and am so excited ! Thank you for making this video, will be using it to condition myself back into riding shape after a long winter

  31. I am doing a horse packing + yoga trip in Wyoming this coming summer for my 70th bday. Guess who plans to do this particular practice often between now and July! Thank you, Adriene – and I'm glad to see comments from active equestrians here. Namaste to one and all (and Benji!!).

  32. Not just for horse riders but also for those who did a kitchen cabinet scrub for five hours the day before. ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Greetings from Germany… out of a clean kitchen… with a restored back! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜˜

  33. Iโ€™m a rider and have been enjoying your yoga workouts for a while. It was only today that I found that one. ๐Ÿ‘

  34. Hey Adriene, as I said below this one's great (just like everything I tried of your videos). But yesterday and today – after having trimmed my horse's hooves – I thought it would be great if you could offer yoga for farriers / horse shoers / hoof trimmers. ๐Ÿ˜‰ That would be my personal request. ๐Ÿ˜‰ And I'm sure there are many people out there who would appreciate it too. The gardeners are bend down too but they don't have to carry weight at the same time. So it's probably a bit different. Thanks in advance if you'd find the time.

  35. Finally getting back onto my horse (and into yoga) after both of us got injured. I'm definitely going to get into this.

  36. This really helped with my stress and flexibility. I have a dressage Competition on Saturday and this really helped relive stress ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. I am n equestrian and I love that you focused on the core and also added some deep lizard for our hips and inner thighs. Also I can't speak for the whole equestrian community but I think its adorable that you made a horse book in fifth grade.

  38. Ouch! Sore from Monday's extreme lesson and yesterday strength training workout and now this to active my core and stretch my sore muscle. I'm ready for my lesson today. Might be a mess since I am so sore but hey I need to do it to become better. Thank goodness that I have a massahe tomorrow. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜Š Thank you for making this video for us Equestrians.

  39. Adriene, I ALSO made a book about horses that we had to bind ourselves! Mine was a fiction about a boy who wanted a horse but couldnโ€™t afford one. He worked hard enough to afford one, and made it to the olympics! I used a horsey fabric to cover the front and back lol!! This practice was awesome and I really appreciate you making this!!

  40. Thank you Adrienne! More equestrian yoga please! I play polo and my hips and shoulders esp. on the right side are always tight. Love you girl!

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